Book Review: All the Wrong Chords by Christine Hurley Deriso

Expected Publication Date: December 12, 2017


Scarlett Stiles is desperate for a change of scenery after her older brother, Liam, dies of a drug overdose. But spending the summer with her grandfather wasn’t exactly what she had in mind. Luckily, Scarlett finds something to keep her busy—a local rock band looking for a guitarist. Even though playing guitar has been hard since Liam died, Scarlett can’t pass on an opportunity like this, and she can’t take her eyes off the band’s hot lead singer either. Is real happiness just around the corner? Or will she always be haunted by her brother’s death?

My Thoughts on All the Wrong Chords:

I have to admit I picked All the Wrong Chords because of its cover so yeah, I judged the book by its cover. I mean its pink and black, how can I not love it? Also, the title is catchy as well and perfectly sums up the whole story.

A beautiful story about loss, music, finding love and a lot of drama, this book is unputdownable. I had to bring my phone with me to the bathroom so I can continue reading. I like how the lyrics of the songs are written by the author herself having originality.

Our main character, Scarlett, is your average teenage girl which is great because she’s relatable. Scarlett spends the summer at her grandpa’s and I think it’s so cute when grandparents spend time with their grandchildren. Actually, I read this while visiting my grandma. Just sharing. Haha Then there’s Zach, he’s like the perfect son, friend, and lover. Zach’s family  is full of love, like love is in the air kind of thing, that it reminds me of Jenny Han novels. And then, there’s Declan. He’s hot but a jerk. I wanted to get to know more about him though.

I would recommend this for those going through a heartbreak whether those who have lost their loved ones through death or a break up.

If you like books by Jenny Han and Jay Asher, I think you’ll enjoy All the Wrong Chords by Christine Hurley Deriso.

There are many lines from the book that I love but for now, I can’t share it to you guys before it will be published so I will be writing a different post about lines I love from this book after the official release. 

Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.

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